The govern­ment has taken big steps for­ward in or­der to trans­form the coun­try into a dig­i­tally em­pow­ered knowl­edge econ­omy. The e-gov­er­nance ini­tia­tives have in­creased tremen­dously within a span of one year after Dig­i­tal In­dia pro­gramme was launched by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi in July 2015.

With the pledge to make avail­able qual­ity health­care ser­vices within the reach to ev­ery com­mon man by us­ing mo­bile phone tech­nol­ogy, Union Health and Fam­ily Wel­fare Min­is­ter JP Nadda has launched sev­eral e-gov­er­nance health ini­tia­tives to strengthen ci­ti­zen-cen­tric health ser­vices in the coun­try. The core of all these ser­vices is to pri­or­i­tize pub­lic health by us­ing In­dia’s ex­pand­ing mo­bile phone pen­e­tra­tion.

Some of the key ini­tia­tives launched by the Health Min­is­ter to give a boost to e-gov­er­nance plans in health sec­tor in­cludes In­dia fights dengue ini­tia­tive, NHP In­drad­hanush, NHP Swasthya Bharat, mdi­a­betes, NHP voice web, m-ces­sa­tion to­bacco pro­gramme, Kilkari, mo­bile acad­emy, ci­ti­zen cen­tric TB missed call cen­tre, e-rakt kosh’ app, ANM online app, NHP health di­rec­tory ser­vice mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, etc.

The mdi­a­betes:

A mo­bile health ini­tia­tive has been launched by the Min­istry of Health and Fam­ily Wel­fare in col­lab­o­ra­tion with World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) and other part­ners for the pre­ven­tion and care of di­a­betes on June 22. This ini­tia­tive was launched as part of the “Na­tional con­fer­ence on Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of ma­jor Non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble Dis­ease (NCDS) in In­dia”. The ini­tia­tive is a part of Na­tional Health Por­tal (NHP), which has been set up by the Health Min­istry to pro­vide health­care re­lated in­for­ma­tion to the cit­i­zens of In­dia and to serve as a sin­gle point of ac­cess for con­sol­i­dated health in­for­ma­tion. Any in­for­ma­tion re­lated to peo­ple-cen­tric health­care schemes of Health Min­istry can be ac­cessed by us­ing NHP website for free of cost.

In­dia is home to over 60 mil­lion adults with di­a­betes (7.8 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion), of which more than 30 mil­lion are un­di­ag­nosed or un­treated, thus in­creas­ing the risk of de­vel­op­ing com­pli­ca­tions and pre­ma­ture mor­tal­ity.

Given the chal­lenges in early de­tec­tion and man­age­ment of di­a­betes, it is im­per­a­tive to seek in­no­va­tive ways that help to ex­pand the reach of health lit­er­acy and ser­vices among the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion and high risk groups, while also im­prov­ing man­age­ment and qual­ity of life in con­firmed di­a­bet­ics.

The mdi­a­betes will con­trib­ute to im­prov­ing aware­ness about di­a­betes and pro­mot­ing healthy di­ets and ac­tive life­style, which are vi­tal to the pre­ven­tion of di­a­betes. mdi­a­betes will also en­hance health care seek­ing and early di­ag­no­sis, con­trib­ute to bet­ter ad­her­ence to drug or di­etary con­trol, self-care, as well as pre­ven­tion of com­pli­ca­tions among pa­tients with di­a­betes. In or­der to been ben­e­fited di­a­betic pa­tients should reg­is­tered them by giv­ing a missed on 011-22901701 or with http://mdi­a­betes. nhp.gov.in/.

NHP health di­rec­tory ser­vice mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion:

The NHP health di­rec­tory ser­vice mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion was launched dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2015.This user­friendly mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion helps users to lo­cate hos­pi­tals and blood banks near to the lo­ca­tion. The user also has the op­tion of find­ing the list of all hos­pi­tals and blood

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